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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: What sensationalism?

    The Spencer Magnet did not do sensationalism. One article presenting the truth of an accident as given by the police is not sensationalism. What happened in that accident was precipitated by the actions of those in the vehicle and no one else. It was their choice to do as they did and no one forced them to do it. The newspaper was simply printing the news.

  • LETTER: Avoid storm-chasing contractors

    The Spencer County community was hit by a large and destructive hailstorm on Friday, March 2. After such an event it can be difficult to separate the legitimate local contractors from the out of state storm chasers. Here are some steps that you can take to avoid accepting offers from roof contractors that may not be up to standards nor supportive of local workers and our local economy.

  • LETTER: ‘I want to be like Mikie’

    I am writing this letter in honor of my granddaughter, “Mikie.” She cannot deny or defend because her words are lost forever.
    Only the family and friends are left to hear comments and whispers and accusations made by not knowing.
    Apparently some decided she had been glorified in her death, so it was their duty or obligation to put her in her place. I guess the media agreed — they were the ones who called, texted anyone they could to find out more and more. One media outlet even went as far as sneaking a camera in a camo bag into the funeral.

  • EDITORIAL: Revive plans for disc golf course

    How many times have you heard someone say there just isn’t anything for young people to do in Spencer County? Outside of rec league sports and extra-curricular activities at school, the options are pretty limited.
    Our hope is that something happens — and fast — to resuscitate the disc golf course originally planned to be open by now at Taylorsville Lake State Park.
    Many Spencer Countians aren’t familiar with the game of disc golf and a lot will dismiss it because it’s unfamiliar.

  • ONLINE-ONLY COLUMN: The facts from Frankfort

    Whether you are a legislator or a voter, it is always helpful to be like Paul Harvey and have the rest of the story.
     
    Another interesting week in Frankfort that has left voters wondering what is going on and what is going to happen.
     

  • ONLINE-ONLY COLUMN: Miss Brady goes to Frankfort

    Madison Brady was a fourth grade student at St. Joseph Elementary in Bardstown. We first met when I was in Betty Carol Riley’s classroom last fall talking about America’s system of government — representative Democracy. Madison listened closely, especially when I said that any of them could come up and be a page in the Capitol during a legislative session.

  • LETTER: Recent story was ‘prime example of sensational journalism’

    This letter will express my disappointment with the media and especially our hometown paper, The Spencer Magnet. The article (from Feb. 22), “Speed, DUI among factors in fatal crash,” had no place on the top front page.
    It’s a prime example of sensational journalism for profit of selling papers with no regard for the parents, community and reputation of two wonderful children.
    Enough is enough. [It was] another article printed at the expense of other peoples’ misery.

  • LETTER: Learning a life lesson

    Everyday we watch and read about people dying. Honestly, I didn’t think much about death. Some people probably would say the same thing. Some people may say, “I don’t need to worry because I know where I am going when it comes my time.”
    Well keep this question in mind, “do you need to worry about others and where they are going when they die, or even where you’re going when you die?”